John L. Petersen

Getting to 2028

An increasing number of psychics, seers and futurists are coming to the conclusion that the events and changes that are headed this way in the next nine years are going to so disrupt life on this planet that it is likely not to be recognizable in conventional terms. We are about to experience the most profound shift in the history of the planet. This is the transition that indigenous, religious and ancient prophets have all cataloged – and the result will be the emergence of a new human and a new planet.

Few people are more qualified to take you down this path than futurist John Petersen, who has been studying this epochal transition for more than two decades. Using a systems approach, he will outline the convergence of cosmic and planetary events with worldwide shifts, exacerbated by amazing technological and scientific breakthroughs – that, for example, will eliminate an estimated 80% of current jobs within the next 15 years – to say nothing about the emergence of a fundamentally new, cosmic human that is actively engaged with the other civilizations that inhabit this neighborhood in our galaxy.

So buckle up your seat belt, for It’s going to be an extraordinary ride! You will absolutely want to be able to understand what’s coming so that you are not surprised. Amazing opportunities lie within this shift that directly relate to your very purpose in life and the meaning of the human experience. John will offer concrete suggestions about how to prepare for this change and the new world that appears to be inbound.

John Petersen is considered by many to be one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises—wild cards—and the process of surprise anticipation and for having conceived of and developed the first national surprise anticipation system in the world for the government of Singapore.

In 1989, Petersen founded The Arlington Institute (TAI), a non-profit, future-oriented research institute where he now edits and publishes FUTUREdition, an internationally acclaimed newsletter that tracks early indicators of potentially significant futures.

Mr. Petersen’s government and political experience include stints at the National War College, the Institute for National Security Studies, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council staff at the White House. He is a decorated veteran of both the Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars. He has served in senior advisory, fundraising and policy positions for a number of presidential political campaigns and was an elected delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1984. He was twice the runner-up candidate to be Secretary of the Navy.

An award-winning writer, Petersen has written three books. He has also written many articles and papers on different aspects of the future including national security and the military, the future of energy and the future of the media. His current book, A Vision for 2012: Planning for Extraordinary Change, presents a systems approach for preparing for big change whether from the perspective of a government, organization, or individual.

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  1. A thoroughly enjoyable presentation. The archetypal myth of Christos and Sophia profoundly touches and informs our deepest Self; the Anima/Animus, Soul/Spirit, positive/negative magnetic charges of the Universe. The well known but often misunderstood Yin/Yang symbol is a simple yet exquisite divine symbol expressing the union of the masculine and feminine aspects of Creation, with each energy perfectly balanced within the whole and the spark of the opposite represented by the dots within each. This denotes the divine wedding within, the mysterium coniunctionis, and the paradoxical state of Being that is trans-mental, a rarely obtained ideal yet always worth pursuing as the quality of Consciousness that will carry us through the Great Shift John so helpfully explicates. Thank you as always for the presentations illuminating our little corner of the Cosmos!

  2. The talk was very useful and helpful to me, since I was not familiar with many of the concepts. I especially liked the recommendations to be optimisitic, positive, and not to fall prey to the many negative messages that we receive. Prophecies do say that humanity has a choice to be optimistic and to influence world events with our energies is key. Also the movie theatre seats are more comfortable, roomier, and that’s a nicer place to attend the talks, imo; the Ice House seats are way too hard and were difficult since I have back problems already.

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